After many years of hard work, we are thrilled to congratulate Alia Azmat and Nadiah Mohajir from HEART and Yasmeen Khayr, Gina Spitz, and Monica Reyna from CURL for publishing an article in the journal Religions.
Friday Morning Seminars are back starting September 9th. We'll be experimenting with hybrid seminars this season and look forward to seeing you in person or on Zoom. Click here to register and learn more.LEARN MORE
On November 16th, 2021, Dr. Ngozi Ezike, Director of the Illinois Department of Public Health, spoke about the disproportionate impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on women, particularly women of color. WATCH VIDEO
CURL was approached to utilize Loyola’s expertise in a variety of interdisciplinary topics in order to conduct a literature review and analysis of the existing research and data focused on African American/Black, Hispanic/Latino, and Asian American/Pacific Islander older adults in Illinois.LEARN MORE
With a generous $300,000 investment from the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations, the Cura Scholars program will provide undergraduate students of color with "service, fellowship and research opportunities aimed at promoting their overall academic and career success with a special emphasis on future study at the graduate and professional school level.”
CURL is pleased and honored to be able to share and promote this thoughtful and timely work – Racism and Discrimination at Loyola: A Report on the Experiences of Students of Color at Loyola University Chicago, written by one of CURL's Graduate Fellows, Moriah Johnson. LEARN MORE
Loyola’s new campaign, We Are Called, highlights the innovative advocacy work of two Center for Urban Research and Learning Undergraduate Fellow Alumni. The spotlight details Loren McCauley’s projects at CURL and the unique community that is built as our fellows participate in collaborative research. In addition, Trevaughn Latimer’s spotlight covers how his time at Loyola informed his plans for the future. LEARN MORE
This report represents the findings of the research conducted by Jane Addams Senior Caucus (JASC) in collaboration with Shriver Center on Poverty Law and Loyola University Chicago Center for Urban Research in Learning (CURL). It examines the failure of the Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) to successfully provide language access services to its senior residents who have Limited English Proficiency (LEP). While CHA has a Language Access Plan (LAP) as required by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), our research found that it has not adequately implemented its plan to meet the needs of the community it serves.
CURL is a member of the Chicago City Clerk Task Force that has been looking at problematic municipal fines and fees and their impact on Chicago residents, especially on low-income and working residents. Read more about the task force and the report here.LEARN MORE
In honor of Kale Williams and his career as a social justice advocate and scholar-in-residence, CURL has established the Kale Williams Scholarship Fund. The fund supports the continued commitment by future generations of students to his work and ideals. For more information, click on Mr. William's picture.LEARN MORE